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NEW! A PDF of
"Bodywork for the Eyes:
How Visual Habits Can Create Body Tension" by Marybetts Sinclair
Enjoy a FREE 34 minute audio lesson with
Carina Goodrich. Download available from
Designed so you can use the activity again and again.
Track 1 - Introduction to the Janet Goodrich Method
Track 2 - You and Your Visual System
Track 3 - Your First Natural Vision Improvement
Your Own Eyes by William MacCracken, MD. It is available as a free pdf
as well as others, at the website of Robert Lichtman,
it is available in html along with Dr. Bates's 1920 book from central-fixation.com.
“Use Your Own Eyes” by W.B.
MacCracken, MD. (1937) with typos taken out by
Esther Joy van der Werf
Sight without Glasses” (1945, this is a revised version
of "Use your own eyes")
These are a excellent books, but are rarely found
in second hand bookstores. The good news is that you can
download "Use Your
Own Eyes" here for FREE!
Both books can also be purchased together as PDF files from David
Bates Method Store
(Robert says: "If I had to recommend one book to someone starting
out, it would be Use Your Own Eyes. It's not as brilliant as Perfect
Eyesight, but it is more user friendly. His chapter on palming in
particular is excellent. This is a rare case where the best things
in life happen to be free. ")
Can eyesight improve
By Esther Joy van der Werf
- A report issued on
April 18 2007 by Prevent Blindness America estimates the costs
associated with adult vision problems in the United States at a
staggering $51.4 billion.
- According to Richard Wallingford, OD, president of the American
Optometric Association (AOA), approximately 25 percent of all school
aged children have vision problems.
- "Sixty percent of people aged 65 and over have cataracts
nationwide, and that (percentage) increases with age" says John
Ciccone, director of communications for the American Society of
Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Fairfax, VA.
These numbers are the
tip of the iceberg, they don't include the widespread cases of
refractive problems such as nearsightedness and presbyopia, or
common eye disorders such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. This
is an indication of the enormity of the problem of vision
deterioration. I've heard estimates that more than 80% of the
population in the USA has vision problems. Our eyesight challenges
seem to be getting worse, not better, despite well over 32,000
optometrists currently in practice in the United States alone (as
per information on the AOA website). What is wrong with this
Optometrists advise us
to have regular, preferably annual, eye exams, so they can prescribe
compensating lenses at the earliest sign of vision deterioration.
However, the obvious tendency is for vision to get worse, not
better, when glasses or contacts are worn. Glasses are a nuisance,
contacts are not much better, and in general most users of
compensating lenses are not satisfied with having to use these
crutches for the rest of their lives. Out of despair people turn to
laser operations in large numbers, while cataract sufferers wait for
the 'ripening' of their cataracts so they can have lens replacement
Is there another option? Is there a natural approach to solving
these many vision challenges? Is there a solution without associated
risks or nasty side-effects?
Happily, the answer is
a resounding YES. Dr William H Bates, MD, an ophthalmologist from
New York (1860-1931), discovered that eye-strain is the major cause
of vision deterioration and he set out to find the solution. He
concluded that the tension on the muscles around the eyes could be
released by simple relaxation techniques, and that applying these
techniques resulted in a speedy return to clear vision for most
people. His techniques are still taught today and are known as ‘The
Bates Method’. The key to reducing the cost and number of vision
problems IS available, and the side effects are pleasant: clearer
vision, better color perception, increased depth perception,
reduction or elimination of headaches, improved memory, and more.
Over the years, the
Bates Method has been misunderstood and it is sometimes interpreted
as a series of eye exercises. This is unfortunate, as the essence of
the method has nothing to do with exercises; it is all about
relaxation. Attempting to cure eye strain with eye exercises is like
trying to run a mile with strained calf muscles; it is likely to be
counter-productive. The smarter idea is to release the strain on the
muscles first, and if you then want to do exercises… well, go ahead,
enjoy. You will notice however, that people with clear vision do not
do eye exercises. They have no reason to. After releasing the eye
strain, the vision clears up naturally, and there will be no need
for eye exercises. In order to be healthy the eyes simply need to be
used in a relaxed, effortless way, all day long.
Anyone who is
dissatisfied with their current level of visual blur or who is
frustrated with the need for compensating lenses will be happy to
know that it is possible to return to clear vision naturally. The
first step to reaching that goal is to become aware of how you
currently use your eyes. Do you tend to squint or stare? Or do you
effortlessly blink and let your eyes move freely? Do you tend to
reach for sunglasses the moment you step outside or are your eyes
comfortable with bright light? Squinting, staring and light
sensitivity are indications of eye strain.
Regular, easy blinking;
eyes that happily move rapidly and freely; and the ability of the
eyes to be comfortable in bright sunlight are signs of relaxed
healthy vision. To go from strained vision habits to relaxed vision
habits requires an awareness of how the eyes are used, and
continually applying relaxed vision habits in place of the old
strained habits. It is not possible to predict how long it will take
to return to 20/20 or better vision, but the good news is that it
usually takes much less time to return to clarity than it took to
reach your current level of blurry vision!
For guidance on how to
return to a relaxed way of seeing, and to free yourself from the
burden of glasses, contact lenses, or the risks of surgery, contact
an experienced Bates Method teacher. You too can begin and enjoy
your path to clarity.
Copyright Esther Joy
van der Werf, 2007.
Esther Joy van der Werf has been
teaching Natural Eyesight Improvement since 2000. She is a certified
teacher of the Bates Method. She improved her own eyesight from
20/50 to 20/20 in two weeks, and progressed to 20/15 in just a few
months. Esther loves to help people regain good eyesight in a
relaxed effortless way. Originally from The Netherlands, she has
taught classes throughout the USA and in Europe. She currently lives
in Ojai, CA. Visit her informative website at
By Sharon Hicks
"The Eyes are the windows of the Soul."-- Shakespeare
Through the eyes we express such emotions as joy,
love, fear, anger, pain and sadness. Receiving an angry glare is
like receiving toxic energy, while receiving a soft gaze is receiving
love. When we are filled with joy our eyes are bright and sparkle.
When we are sad they shed tears. If we understand that
emotions are an expression of the heart and soul, then we understand
Shakespeare's phrase "the eyes are the windows to the soul."
Emotions can be understood as energy in motion.
If we linger too long with a particular emotion we may develop an
emotional imbalance such as depression. It is best if we are aware
of what we feel and allow our emotions to move. Many of us grew up
in families where our feelings didn't matter. We were often taught to
hold back our tears or our anger. Sometimes we even learned to
hold back our joy. When we suppress our feelings or any part of
our self the energy of our emotions gets locked in our bodies. Our
bodies stiffen and our eyes harden. Hard eyes indicate a deadness of
expression. Hard eyes do not focus easily.
From my experience as a natural vision improvement
practitioner I have learned that unexpressed fear may manifest as myopia
or nearsightedness. The myope is often afraid of making a mistake,
he is a perfectionist, a thinker who is centrally focused, and shutting
out the periphery. Unexpressed anger, on the other hand, can
emerge as hyperopia or farsightedness. The hyperope may tend to
look away from self or space out. In either case the person is
restricting his vision to a comfort zone. Is it more
comfortable to sweep our feelings under the carpet? Pushing down
part of our self can mean suppressing part of our visual field.
Our central vision is needed for reading and near
work. It is associated with thinking. Our peripheral vision
senses movement and space. It is associated with feelings.
When life hurts, or is too overwhelming to handle, we shut out our
feelings and simultaneously shut down through our visual system.
Reduced visual fields means reduced visual performance. This means
struggling with reading, comprehension, driving, night vision and
The good news is that there are natural ways to
re-open the visual fields and in doing this access repressed emotions.
One tool I use is syntonics or colored light balancing. Specific
color frequencies are used to balance the nervous system, endocrine
system and visual system. Once this process is started, healing
can take place throughout the whole person. In addition, eyes
begin to soften, and will readily respond to vision training to improve
focusing flexibility and eye teaming. This means lowering
dependency on glasses and enhancing visual performance including
attention, learning and creativity.
Our journeys toward health should allow the flowing of
all our emotions and the return to our natural state of joy. I like the
philosophy that joy is our true self and love is divine energy.
Loving communications begin with eye contact. For a joyful
meditation, choose a partner and sit opposite each other. Begin
with eyes closed. Take a minute or two to breathe deeply and
soften your body. Also soften your eyes. When feeling relaxed open
your eyes and blink gently to keep them soft. Gaze into each
other's eyes. Concentrating on each other's eyes send love to your
partner through your gaze. Continue at least five minutes or as
long as your want. Notice what happens and how you feel.
Then close your eyes again and breathe in love. Imagine your entire body
filled with love and joy. Upon opening your eyes let them stay
soft as you look around the room. Observe how you and your eyes feel.
If you are a person with vision difficulties consider
that your condition could be asking you to take a closer look at
yourself and your mind-body perceptions. I recommend yoga and vision
training to facilitate your healing process.
By Sharon Hicks, founder of Personal Vision, a vision fitness program
that addresses the whole person.
P.O. Box 413, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, 610-299-6210, Seeingislearning@aol.com
the Way You See Things
by Colleen Chen,
to wonder what people did before glasses and contact lens were invented.
People must have been walking around squinting and nearly blind,
I thought. However, that
was before I realized that deteriorating vision is not necessarily a
“natural” thing, and “vision correction,” by sometimes
addressing only a symptom of a larger underlying cause, often actually
disempowers an individual from self-correcting, setting her up for
continually worse eyesight.
exactly is your body trying to tell you when your vision starts to go
bad? That depends on
whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted, two conditions that happen
to two very different frames of mind.
It’s actually very simple—the physical eyes can represent not
only physical vision, but mental, emotional, and spiritual vision as
are nearsighted: You were probably told that it’s because you read too
much or in not good enough light. These
actually don’t in themselves make your eyes get worse; there’s
nothing wrong with reading a lot. However,
chances are, you are a hider and indulging a bit of an escapist tendency
in those books. You blur
the world around you because you feel so overwhelmed and pressured that
you can no longer see the “big picture.”
You tend to be afraid of the future, and can only deal with the
here and now before you. I
myself started becoming nearsighted in the 3rd grade, when my
dad started making me learn math a year ahead of my grade.
are farsighted: You were probably told that it’s because the eyes
change as you get older. Actually,
it’s more so that your attitude changes as you age.
Farsightedness has to do with a sense of a loss of time—that
there are too many details, too many things you need to get done;
thus—you are overwhelmed with what’s in front of you, and you blur
it. You tend to be afraid
of the present, because your attention is in the future and the past.
As people age, this perspective tends to become more dominant.
bottom line with either nearsightedness or farsightedness is that it is
often fear that obstructs your vision, makes you in some way afraid to
look at life, handle it in your conscious awareness.
deep breath and relax. Your
vision may be able to improve, in all its aspects together, if you allow
yourself to feel safe, letting your body start to shed the layers of
fear programmed into your perspective.
off your glasses or contacts and spend some time looking around you.
Notice the fear that you might experience, or any urge to tense
up, and breathe it out. Don’t
try to see anything—don’t squint, stare, or try to identify
objects—just let your eyes drift, relaxed, over the scene in front of
you. Let your nose follow
your eyes, and turn your head with your gaze.
Notice colors, shapes, and movement.
Notice the shapes and colors in negative space.
Let your eyes trace the outlines of objects, never dwelling very
long on any one object. Do
this for about ten minutes.
is an effective way to rest your eyes and to kick in their self-healing,
self-relaxing mechanism. Blurred
vision means stressed-out eyes, tensed out of fear; you want to relax
them. To palm, rub your
hands together till the centers tingle, and place your hands lightly
across your closed eyes—not pressing down, but covering them so light
doesn’t get in. Your arms
should be comfortable, in a position where they won’t get tired.
Imagine blackness caressing your eyes.
You can palm many times during the day, for a few minutes at a
time, and preferably a little longer before bed.
for everyday seeing:
some time every day to go without your glasses or contacts—just in
the home will do.
when your vision is better or worse—do you see better right when
you wake up? worse in
bookstores, at work, watching TV, when you are lost?
for movement—keep your peripheral vision active.
often, keep your gaze soft, and don’t stare or squint.
your head turn as you look at things.
breaks from reading or working on the computer.
Palm or go outside and look at the trees.
your body often to make sure you are relaxed and breathing!
your vision is possible and very validating.
One of the difficulties with it is that you can’t decrease your
prescription without getting new checkups all the time from your eye
doctor. This is really
inconvenient. There are a
couple options for dealing with this.
There are an increasing amount of eye doctors out there who will
cooperate when you tell them what you’re trying to do, and they might
be willing to work with you.
Spring 2003, Volume 34 Number One edition of The Journal of
Optometric Vision Development is devoted almost exclusively to
progressive clinical approaches in controlling and treating myopia. The
articles should prove very interesting to all professionals confronted
with myopic clients or patients. Here is the link:
Nearsightedness – Seeing Beyond The Obvious
The Part Two of the paper I wrote titled: Nearsightedness
– Seeing Beyond The Obvious has been published in the Optometric
Journal of Vision Development, Volume 34, Number Two, Summer 2003.
by Dr. Roberto Kaplan
It is encouraging for all of us to realise that Behavioral and
Developmental Optometrists are willing to publish complementary and
traditional approaches to nearsightedness vision care in their
Here are some of the key quotes from the paper:
“The visual system is more
inclusive than the physical eye alone.”
“Treatment for nearsightedness in the eye must include therapies
that deal with the myopic behavior, a deeper brain/mind
“The eye is the window to myopic behavior. This means that when we
measure diopters in the eye it is the glimpse into the deeper myopic
behavior of the patient.”
“It is quite common to see a disruption of binocular vision when
the patient is confronted with an incomplete emotional aspect to
“The more the patient has successfully dealt with the difficult
parts of their lives, the higher the possibility for deeper levels
of binocular vision and clear uncompensated distance vision.”
“Entering into the eye of the person during a vision examination
is like reaching into the deeper realms of their true nature. Each
variation of diopter from one eye to another reveals the mystery of
how the patient has adjusted their inner and outer views of their
“Surviving in fear is a reactive form of behavior that promotes a
myopic way of seeing reality.”
“From these, and other patching experiments, it appears that each
eye carries its own family history and story about the survival
“A lens must be seen as more than an acuity altering device. The
lens is a powerful medicine for altering the programming of
perceptual conditioning of the person through their eyes into the
brain and mind. We realize that the nearsighted patient is more than
a deformed eyeball. “
“The measurement of diopters in the eye represents the structural
adaptation to what the patient’s mind is directing. It is
helpful to remember that by modifying lens prescriptions before the
patient's eyes helps restructure their perceptions in the mind.”
If you would like to read the complete paper you may down load it from
Paper - Light Lenses and the Mind. See www.beyond2020vision.com/lightlensesmind
Paper – Nearsightedness – Seeing Beyond The Obvious – Part
1. See www.beyond2020vision.com/nearsightedness1
Paper – Nearsightedness – Seeing Beyond The Obvious – Part
2. See www.beyond2020vision.com/nearsightedness2
Seeing Is Believing: How My
by Rosemary Gaddum Gordon
"Nothing can be done for nearsightedness except
glasses or contact lenses," was what I was taught while training to
be an orthoptist (someone who teaches eye exercises to people whose eyes
don't work well together) at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. I
Five years later I was living at the Integral Yoga
Institute in Los Angeles where we did asanas (yogic exercises) for our
eyes. Fellow yogis talked about people who'd done eye exercises and no
longer needed glasses. I told them this was impossible and thought that
their devotion to yoga was "blinding" them, so to speak.
Two years passed and I was living in Santa Fe,
teaching Hatha Yoga classes at night and practicing orthoptics during
the day. One afternoon, while contemplating a picture of Swami
Satchitananda, I realized that the principles behind yoga and orthoptics
were in direct opposition to each other. At work, during the day, I was
telling people to push themselves harder but, at night during yoga
class, I was teaching people how to breathe, relax, and let the body
find its own way to balance.
I felt confused and I didn't know which was
"right." And if one method were "right," was the
other "wrong?" I looked towards Heaven and asked for help.
Within a week a man named Helmuth walked into my
office announcing that he too taught eye exercises. Assuming him to be
an orthoptist, I asked where he had Mined and discovered he taught the
Bates Method of Vision Improvement whose goal is to eliminate glasses
altogether. Helmuth said that not only could he help people coordinate
their eyes better but he could also help them get rid of glasses. Of
course, I didn't believe him. It was impossible. I had it from the
authority of my earlier training.
I had been wearing glasses for nearsightedness since I
was fourteen, so he suggested I would be a perfect guinea pig for
proving how well the Bates Method worked. I was skeptical until he said
its success was based on relaxation. Then I became intrigued because
this was beginning to sound like yoga. Both my curiosity and wish to be
free of glasses persuaded me to explore the Bates Method but I admit to
being extremely resistant; I questioned everything he taught. In fact my
mind raced so much during our sessions, I found it very hard to relax.
The first improvement I observed in my vision involved
a change in sensitivity to bright sunlight I had been practicing a
technique for increasing my tolerance to bright light and, finally, I no
longer needed dark glasses. This was great, but I still wasn't seeing
Finally, during one session while working with the eye
chart, I became so relaxed I was almost asleep. There was a small letter
on the board that, at first, looked like a smudge; as I practiced, it
started to become legible and then it became clear. This wasn't a fluke!
I could repeat it! I was amazed, especially when Helmuth told me its
size was 20/20!
That was 22 years ago, and that experience made me
question everything I'd learned about orthoptics. I began to integrate
the Bates Method techniques into my orthoptic practice. When a boy of
nine was able to improve his vision from 20/30 to 20/20 in one month, I
was absolutely convinced.
Since then I have moved to the Boston
area and have received a graduate degree in vision and psychotherapy and
continue to explore any field which may help someone to see better. I
haven't worn glasses in years and will always be grateful for the
wonderful way in which my prayer was answered.
Rosemary Gordon Gaddum can be found shuttling between Cambridge,
MA and Eliot, ME.
You can email her at email@example.com
or go to www.cambridgehealthassociates.com/rosemary.html
© 2001 - 2002 - Common Law Copyright - Rosemary
Gaddum Gordon - All Rights
New Hope For Eye Diseases by Dr. Roberto Kaplan
If you have been diagnosed with an eye disease it does not necessarily
need to be the end of the world for you. The medical model implies that
an eye disease spells trouble and can be portrayed as life threatening.
This invariably produces a deep feeling of fear. Sometimes a surgical
procedure can help or medications are recommended to prevent the
condition from becoming worse. This conventional Western "fix it"
approach assumes that the cause of the eye disease is in the physical
eye itself. Therefore if you provide some help for the eyes then the eye
disease will be controlled. What if the eye condition was as a result of
a way of living that was not congruent with your true nature? Perhaps,
in addition to your eye doctor¹s accurate diagnosis and recommended
treatments, there are other complementary points of view for you to
Notice the photograph of the bicycles and the alley. At first glance
this may look like a normal picture of a an ivy covered building and
shops with lights on. You may give it a quick glance and believe you
know everything there is to see. This is called seeing the
visible. Often in life there is more to see
than what we think is the obvious.
In the same way you might believe your eye disease is a curse doomed to
forever influence your life. Also, the other alternative ways to help
your eyes might be hidden from the obvious view. Even your eye doctor
may have not seen it.
Now spend a few minutes looking more deeply into the photograph. Take
a breath and let your eyes stop and see if faces of people come into
your awareness. There are seven faces coming out of the background of
the photograph ready to meet you. In the same way as you read this
article be ready to have a new point of view of your eye disease.
New hope is on the way.
A 21st Century Paradigm For Eye Diseases:
There is a more far reaching approach to eye diseases
that I have written about in my books The Power Behind Your Eyes and
Your physical eye, which I call the "camera eye" is one part
of your full seeing potential. There is also an eye associated with the
brain. I call this the "brain eye". Then there is the
"mind's eye" a deeper part of vision because it deals with
your feelings and emotions. When we add all these eyes together you can
access what can best be described as "conscious seeing."
Where I come from in Africa, the traditional healers recognize that the
eye, brain and mind function as one system. Your physical eye brings the
light of the world to your brain. As the light travels further and
further into the depths of the brain, more and more integrations
occurs. This means that through your eyes you unite thinking and feeling
perceptions in the "brain's eye."
By the time the same light reaches your "mind's eye"
sense is made of these thoughts, feelings and emotions. It
is here that you construct your perceptions of your life and how you
actualise this living. From this more traditional way of seeing your eye
disease can be seen in a new light. The point is that when you
develop an eye disease there is the likelihood that one of three
mentioned eyes are not participating in being part of the team.
The Message From The Eye Disease
There is a message within the communication from the eye
disease. This is an awakening. To new possibilities. Perhaps a healthier
way of living. The eye disease asks you to pay attention to what is
visible as well as invisible. The eye structures are like the
elements of a recipe, ingredients that all add to the understanding of
the whole. When one part of your eye is involved in a disease process it
is letting you know that it is overworked or not activated enough.
For example, in the case of a cataract the part of the eye
involved is the lens. Sometimes, the lens is unable to metabolise
The eye disease is a metaphor of your life journey - like going down a
road over some nails that puncture the tires of the car. As a driver you
are forced to stop the car. The eye condition forces you to stop the way
you have been doing your life in the past. The way conventional medicine
approaches the eye disease in this metaphor would be to keep repairing
the punctures or changing the tires. Instead, shouldn't one attempt to
find a new road that has no nails on it?
The goal when having an eye disease is to choose a new path, a journey
that takes you down the road of your true nature realising your dreams
and personal vision. For most of my patients with eye diseases they have
to seriously evaluate where there is an imbalance in their way of
living. It may be reevaluating their eating style, a denial of
unhappiness, an unfulfilling career, distress and family challenges or
an addiction to food, cigarettes, alcohol or a relationship.
Blindness As A Gift
When my patients with eye diseases reveal to me their fear of blindness
I introduce some concepts from traditional peoples, like the Africans,
Tibetans or Peruvians. Firstly, any disease can be considered to
be like a "mini-death". The life force of part of the eye is
no longer functional. The cells have degenerated and in some cases died.
The wise sages would see this death of structure as a preparation for
our acceptance of mortality. At some point in this physical existence
our physical body is going to stop working and we will transcend through
Preparation for Deeper Seeing
Is it possible that the eye disease is a form of this mini death letting
you know about a deeper and more spiritually guided form of seeing? For
many of my patients this seems to be the case. While they listen to
special self healing audio tapes that I have designed for eye diseases,
like the conditions below, and looking through healing colours, they
discover that there eye disease shows them the way for the future. In
most cases they realise that they being demanded by their eye
i) Slow down
ii) Make changes where there is unhappiness
iii) Live a healthier lifestyle
iv) Deal with incompletions
v) Seek more fulfillment in their daily living
An Eye Disease Questionnaire:
In order for you to find the new hope for your eye disease answer the
following questions. The purpose of the questions is for you to choose
the eye disease you have and examine the deeper message behind the eye
Glaucoma - Do you have :
about going blind?
in your life?
tendency to put yourself in painful situations?
tendency to eat unhealthy food, drink too much coffee?
Cataracts - Is you life clouded by being too busy?
you carry burdens from the past?
your home full of lots of unnecessary belonging from the past?
you have a fear of letting go?
your communication unclear?
you able to stay in your purpose?
Macular degeneration - Are you missing a central theme
for your life?
your life slowing down?
you have moments where you sense a new direction for
Are spiritual matters more important
than the physical?
you feel a victim of what you could do in the past?
Retinal detachments - Is you perspective on life
too narrow or restricted?
Is it difficult for you to access your feelings?
Do you live in a material focus in life?
Do you find yourself separated from your emotions and people?
you limit possibilities for yourself?
Corneal conditions - Have you
misused your power?
Do you sometimes find your ego bigger than your heart?
Do you have a sense of not being powerful enough?
there self destructive patterns of behaviour in your life?
Do aspects of your life get distorted out of proportion?
Optic Nerve conditions - Do you find yourself blocking or
your life lacking flow?
you tend to be inflexible?
Vitreous Floaters - Are their
incompletions in your life that need your attention?
your life too fast and busy?
you in any denial of parts of your life?
you adequately manage stress in your life?
-itis Conditions - Do
you hold back and suppress your anger?
(like iritis, conjunctivitis, blepharitis and keratitis)
aspects of your life irritating you?
you feel frustrated in your work or relationships?
Do you tend to get hot and flushed and easily upset?
Retinitis Pigmentosa - Is it
difficult for you to express and talk about your feelings?
Are there hidden secrets in your family?
Are you living your potential and purpose?
If you answer yes to more than half of the questions to any one eye
disease then the eye condition is not caused by physical factors alone.
If this is the case then you can consider using complimentary approaches
for your eye disease in addition to your treatments recommended by your
These may include:
i) Eating more healthy food, supervised fasting,
and food supplementation
ii) Cutting back on stress producing activities in
iii) Making changes in your personal life that brings more peace
iv) Consulting with a professional in the field of vision therapy
or education, life style
psychotherapist or acupuncturist
v) Exercising more in fresh air and appreciating the value
of natural sunlight
vi) Taking frequent rest breaks when reading, working on a computer or
Dr. Roberto Kaplan is a former Professor of Optometry and Board
Certified in Vision Therapy offers personal phone and e-mail
consultations. He can be reached at (604) 608-3519 or via e-mail
© 2001 - 2002 - Common Law Copyright - Roberto Kaplan - All Rights